Climate Action Planning
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The Agricultural Sector
Utilizing a Carbon Farming Framework for Climate Action Planning
CCI is currently working with California RCDs and local government in Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma counties to develop methods and protocols for integrating a landscape-scale Carbon Farming framework into existing climate action planning and emergency response efforts.
The COMET-Planner tool and other peer reviewed carbon accounting methods are then used to estimate GHG reduction potential over timescales needed to reach climate action plan targets and GHG reduction goals.
County Agricultural Lands’ Estimated Carbon Sequestration Potential
Our approach to deriving carbon sequestration potential on agricultural lands, along with the producer engagement required to arrive at those projections, not only provides critical planning information, but also creates a platform for the agricultural community to take a leadership role in responding to the climate crisis.
In 2020, Marin County updated its Climate Action Plan utilizing a landscape-scale carbon farming framework, working in partnership with CCI and the Marin Carbon Project. In 2021, CCI will be developing a blueprint guidance document and municipal and RCD training curriculum for our landscape-scale carbon farming approach, including methods, landowner outreach, and chapter development for climate action planning in the agricultural sector. [Table]